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Meet The Team

Leonie Dykes (Founder of BodyMotion)

Leonie’s desire to set up BODYMOTION grew after disc protrusions in her spine led her to Pilates. 

After experiencing the remarkable impact Pilates had on her physical and mental well being an opportunity arose to take a different career path, and she became initially a Pilates Instructor. 

Her thirst for knowledge didn’t stop there. Leonie has multiple qualifications so that she is well-equipped to look after her clients as best as possible. 

She says the success of BODYMOTION is down to having an amazing team, all highly qualified and more importantly share a belief that looking after people’s bodies also means looking after people. 

She is also a keen sportsperson herself, loving nothing better than walking in the hills and mountains, running, Strength Training, Pilates, Yoga and cycling (when she has time time).

  • Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates (QCF)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral and Nutritional Advice. (Receiving referrals from other leading Professionals and being able to give Nutritional Advice.) (QCF)
  • Level 4 Certificate in Exercise for the Management of Low Back Pain. (QCF)
  • Advanced Spinal Conditions.
  • Diagnostic Pilates 1 and 2: Postural Assessment and Shoulder Stability.
  • Diagnostic Pilates 1 and 2: Hip and Knee, Pelvis and lower Limb
  • Pelvic Floor Function and Dysfunction
  • Advanced Abdominals
  • Body Weight Guru Masterclass in Calisthenics
  • Progressive Pilates Matwork
  • SpineSafe Pilates certified instructor
  • SpineSafe Reformer Pilates
  • Osteoporosis and Pilates
  • Barre Pilates levels 1 & 2 & 3
  • Diamond Pilates (Pelvic Floor) Instructor
  • Franklin Method Fascia Trainer for the lower back
  • The Franklin Method Elastic Breath
  • The Franklin Method Effortless Weight Bearing
  • Balancing the Diaphragms
  • Equipilates Biomechanics Trainer
  • Hedgehog Stability Workshop 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • TRX Suspension Training
  • Pilates Inspiration workshop on use with stability balls, neuro pilates and osteo pilates
  • Mindfully Pilates
  • Vestibular Workshop
  • Pilates for the older adult
  • Pink Ribbon Post Rehab
  • APPI Pilates Bridging and Matwork Instructor
  • APPI Pilates for Cyclists, Hypermobility, Scoliosis, stretch therapy, small balls, tube bands, osteoporosis
  • Pilates & Mindfulness

Emergency first aid at work qualified

Insured through Professional Fitness. FP44365075
Fitness Instructor
public/teacher Liability and specialist populations

Yvonne White

Yvonne is a mother of 4 grown-up children and a retired nurse. She is passionate about health and wellbeing. Yvonne became interested in Pilates during her nursing career due to pain in her hips and lower back and soon realised how beneficial the classes were. We are lucky to say that Yvonne joined the team at Bodymotion in 2019 following her intense training with APPI in London. Since then she has undertaken further training with APPI, Cherry Baker, MBodies and Active IQ. Her Qualifications include:

Appi Matwork
SpineSafe pilates
Pink Ribbon (Breast Cancer post-surgery Rehab)
Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Pre and Post Natal clients with exercise and nutrition
Shoulder Rehab
Diamond Pilates ( pelvic floor health)
hypermobility and more
First aid at work qualified
Insurance: Fitness First
Fitness instructor public/teacher liability FP44343528
Pilates & Mindfulness

Over the last four years, Yvonne has become an experienced instructor with an extensive knowledge base to keep her clients safe and well-informed. Her classes are fun, engaging and suitable for all abilities.

Lewis Faulkner

Lewis Faulkner is our amazing Sports Massage Therapist with an MSCI in sports and exercise therapy and Level 2 personal training. 

He found his vocation through personal injury. He attended multiple places to try and get a diagnosis, and many of them failed him. 

From there, he decided to take the matter into his own hands, and he is now able to look after himself and, most importantly, stop other people waiting to find a diagnosis for their own injury. 

Lewis has a sporting background, playing rugby whilst still participating at a lower level with a new team. 

He has experienced multiple different rehabilitation programs for injuries through his sport and can therefore empathise with clients who are at the starting stage of rehabilitation.

He says, “I promise it gets better, and I am willing to help you every step of the way through your recovery.”

Sports Massage Therapy

Back Pain Clinic

1:1 Pilates

Personal Training

Knee Clinic


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